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“Portion Distortion” Can Pack on the Pounds

— When tourists from other countries visit the U.S., they are often surprised by the size of portions in restaurants. In many countries, it is considered rude to ask for a “doggie bag.” That is partly a difference in custom, but it’s also because restaurants in our country tend to serve huge portions, more than a... Read More

Spring Is Here! Time to Get Into Nature!

— After a particularly brutal winter, those of us who live in cooler climates are happily venturing outside to soak up some sunshine and smell the flowers. This is a great idea for people of every age, and especially for older adults, who may need to make a little extra effort to get out among trees,... Read More

Give Your New Year’s Resolutions a Jump Start

— A pep talk to help us stick to our healthy plans for 2017. So here we are, almost a month into 2017. Did you make a list of healthy New Year’s resolutions? Are you still feeling enthusiastic about your goals of exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking, lowering your stress level – whatever good intentions... Read More

Falls: Balancing Act for Houston Seniors

— Nearly one in three aging adults fall each years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Many of these injuries are fatal. It’s no wonder so many aging Americans fear falling in their own homes! While not all falls are caused by... Read More


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